Letter – Shute Barrington to Francis Tweddell – 21 Feb 1799

Document Type: Letter
Date: 21 Feb 1799
Correspondent: Shute Barrington
Recipient: Francis Tweddell
Archive Source: DUL CCB B 182 121
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      Cav[endish Square]: Square Feb 21st 1799

Dear Sir,

      I should much earlier have returned my thanks for the very handsome manner in which you expressed your approbation of my conduct [in] relation to the Weardale Inclosure, both at Stanhope and in your letter to me, had I not waited the arrival of the Petition. It has been presented to The House of Commons; and I have to acquaint you that it is now my intention to address a letter to Mr Scruton as Solicitor of the bill, to be communicated to the Rector of Stanhope and the proprietors at their next meeting. My object is to submit to their consideration the outline of a plan for erecting and endowing Chapels and Schools, which must be so essential to forming moral habits, and conveying Religious instruction. I flatter myself that it will have your concurrence and support. I have much satisfaction in informing you that Colonel Beaumont appears to be very cordial in the whole of this business, and assured me that he has signified his cordiality to His Agents.

Allow me to present through you, my best compliments to Mrs & Miss Tweddell. I beg that you will believe, and assure them that I have not forgot[ten] the very pleasant day which I passed at Threepwood, and the very marked attention which I experienced under your hospitable roof.

      I am etc

      S[hute] D[unelm]

Francis Tweddell Esq

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The Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers Project aimed to celebrate and discover the heritage of the Dukesfield Arches & lead carriers' routes between Blaydon and the lead mines of Allendale and Weardale. A two year community project, it was led by the Friends of the North Pennines in partnership with Hexhamshire and Slaley Parish Councils and the active support of Allendale Estates. It was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the generous support of other sponsors. Friends of the North Pennines: Charity No:1137467